Restaurant Supervisor Big Chef Steakhouse & Tapas on the Bay
HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED IN TOURISM AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT IT?
I started waitressing eight years ago, when the original Big Chef, Peter Kouly was the owner of the restaurant. When Rosie & Marc Joinville took over six years ago I stayed on with them. I love to meet new people and get to know about their culture, and the tourism industry lets me do that.
WHERE DO YOU DINE OUT FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION?
Well, me and my guy like to go out for dinner and we've been to lots of lovely places like Cap Maison, Bay Gardens and The Coal Pot, all of which we enjoyed. But being in the business I'm a critic so I still rate Big Chef at the top, and I haven't found a better restaurant. < laughs>
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SAINT LUCIAN FOOD?
WHEN YOU GET A DAY OFF, HOW DO YOU ENJOY THE ISLAND?
I have to admit I love my sleep! Working six nights a week can be tiring, so on my day off I relax at home, or if it's a Sunday I cook a big lunch for my family, then we head to the beach for a swim, usually at Pigeon Island. Oh wow, I love my Lucian lunch on a Sunday - macaroni and cheese, rice and red (kidney) beans, home made coleslaw and all the rest. In fact, that's why I do the cooking when I can!
WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR A GOOD LOCAL LUNCH?
There are some good places in Rodney Bay, and the food court at JQ Mall usually has different specials every day, so give them a try. But of course if it's a big night out, remember Tapas on the Bay and Big Chef!